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Making Health Care Safer
Basic information on sepsis: Making Health Care Safer: Think Sepsis. Time Matters
A CDC evaluation found 7 in 10 patients with sepsis had recently used healthcare services or had chronic diseases requiring frequent medical care.
In adults, these common infections can lead to sepsis.
Know the Numbers
- Lung infection such as pneumonia (35%)
- Kidney or urinary tract infection (25%)
- Gut, stomach, or intestine infection (11%)
- Skin infection (11%)
- More than 1.5 million people get sepsis each year in the U.S
- About 250,000 Americans die from sepsis each year
- One in three patients who die in a hospital have sepsis
Opportunities for Prevention
Knowledge of patient demographics, risk factors, and infections leading to sepsis is needed to develop comprehensive infection prevention and sepsis early recognition and treatment strategies.
Other Sepsis Data Reports
- Page last reviewed: August 23, 2016
- Page last updated: August 25, 2017
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